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Keeping kiln dried lumber DRY.

02-15-2009 06:22 PM by James Lango | 8 comments »

I live in north east OHIO. The 12×20 outdoor shed also serves as a my dehumidification kiln. Kiln itself is 6×12, insulated, heated and sectioned off from the main storage area. It is a gambrel type shed/barn. I can dry smaller loads of harwood in my kiln. After the batch is dry enough for use, the next load has to go in. How long can I store the DRY load above in the sheds attic?(Gambrel roof design allows me to stand up in the middle, I can store alot of wood up there) The d...

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Wood Worker's Show: Chantilly, VA March 27-29, 2009 (Updated)

02-15-2009 06:19 PM by mmh | 1 comment »

FYI: I just got the flyer for this show and the dates have changed. It is now March 27-29, not 20-22 as posted earlier. Hope to see you there. This is in continuation of the blog started on the Timonium, MD show. The next one in the MD-DC-VA area will be held at the Expo Center in Chantilly, VA on March 27-29* I hope to be there curousing the isles for new toys. If anyone from LJ’s happens to be there, it would be nice to meet up. There are reasonably priced eateries j...

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Shop Air Filtration #2: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) or Air Exchanger

02-15-2009 03:06 PM by Bob42 | 4 comments »

This is a basic explanation of what an ERV or an air exchanger is and how it might be used in a woodworking environment. What happens is it takes a portion of the inside air and exhausts it outside. At the same time it takes the outside air and brings it in. But, while doing that it takes the energy (heat or A/C) from the inside air and either warms or cools the incoming outside air, but, without mixing the two. So you are not bringing back in the bad inside air but transferring it’s e...

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Small Entertainment Cabinet #4: A little side tracked, again...

02-15-2009 07:27 AM by Lee A. Jesberger | 33 comments »

Well, I was out playing on the entertainment cabinet today, doing pretty well at actually getting something done for a change, and then I started looking at the Ebony tops. Kind of boring I think. So, I was thinking, how could I complicate this. I’ve already rebuilt the top 3 times, due to these brilliant ideas. LOL I may never actually finish. Anyway, I was thinking some sort of design in them would give it a little extra kick, or maybe a different veneer. I laid out a few dif...

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Game Board #3: Final ok to begin work

02-15-2009 05:57 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, My Cousin’s Wife has just given me the okay to build the game board. She needs 4 by April. I am going to go to Woodcraft to do most of the milling as I don’t have the equipment. My local woodcraft rents shop time on Fridays, $25.00 for a 3 hour session and full use of all tools available. It shouldn’t take me that long to get these done. Just though that I would update everyone.

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View Al's profile

Dado Blades

02-15-2009 12:50 AM by Al | 7 comments »

Greetings…....Need some basic advise. I have a 10” table saw and need to buy a dado blade. If I only need to make 1/2’’ groove, (and is there ever a real need to go that much deeper) is a 6” blade acceptable or should I get an 8” blade? Thanks. Al

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Rocking Chairs I Love #9: Rocking Chairs I Love: Hal Taylor Edition

02-14-2009 06:36 PM by Furnitude | 0 comments »

This is the last entry in my series on rocking chairs. Enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/c6yw7z

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Posting Gruesome Workshop Injuries

02-14-2009 06:27 AM by HallTree | 19 comments »

I know that these are hard to look at and some of you do not think they should be posted. I feel for those that this has happen to. This month I will be 70. I have many scars on my hands from many years of working with power tools. Most of those scars a small. A couple are not, but I still have all of my fingers. I have desided that I am going to download those photo’s, and others that I find on the internet, and hang them on the walls of the woodshop in the senior co-op where I live. M...

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WEBSITE!!!!!

02-14-2009 06:04 AM by Woodshopfreak | 12 comments »

I just wanted to let you know that I have made a website. I made it of my photography, so please feel free to stop in and if you want to comment or just let me know what you think of the site please email me at photographybytyler@gmail.com. Thanks. The website is photographybytyler.tk Yes it is .tk, not .com this is because the original URL was really long and hard to remember, and so I changed it with a site that has to put .tk Well thanks Please check out the site, I would really appreciate...

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Building a new workbench #6: Completeing the leg joinery

02-14-2009 05:47 AM by Loogie | 5 comments »

Having finished milling the half lapped dovetails for the rails yesterday, today I was working on milling the matching dovetails on the outer part of the legs to receive the rails. The legs are made up of two sections of 8/4 ash which are glued together after the milling is complete. Doing it this way makes it very easy to create the dovetailed through mortise for the bottom rail. I started by marking all the joints using the dovetails already cut on the rails. Each piece is made to match it&...

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